Walmart Canada

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Walmart Canada () is the Canadian unit of Wal-Mart and was founded in 1994 in Mississauga, Ontario with the purchase of the Canadian Woolco stores from Woolworth Canada.

Walmart typically competes with Zellers, Canadian Tire, Hart Stores, Giant Tiger, and Real Canadian Superstore, Costco, and increasingly grocery stores such as Loblaws, Metro, Sobeys, Thrifty Foods, Safeway, Save-On-Foods, Country Grocer, Fairway Markets, Quality Foods, others.

Beginning in the fall of 2006, Walmart opened new Supercentres in select Canadian cities with 14 new stores by the end of 2007. Walmart locations already carry limited grocery items in Canada.

History

thumb|Walmart Canada logo used 1994-2001

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Wal-Mart Canada was established in 1994 with the acquisition of the Woolco Canada chain of 122 stores. Walmart Canada has plans to open 15–20 stores each year. Almost all Canadian Walmart stores have McDonald's locations. As of 2010, Nunavut is the only territory in Canada that does not have a Walmart location.

Community involvement

  • Raised and donated $7.6 million to Children's Miracle Network (CMN) to support children's hospitals across Canada.
  • Contributed $2.9 million to more than 1,000 local non-profit organizations through Wal-Mart's Local Matching Grant program.
  • Raised and contributed $2.8 million for the Breakfast for Learning Canada program, a school nutrition program and partnership with a......
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